Ruth Quirke
Royal Portrait, 2015
Color pencil
Photography: Jessica Zalewski

RAM Community Art Show: Creatures

June 8 – August 11, 2018

The votes are in! Guests viewing RAM Community Art Show: Creatures were invited to vote for their favorite piece of art. Winning by one vote, the audience favorite is Talulah Bear, created by Luella Pias.The lives of animals and humans are interwoven in many ways. The natural world, in all its variety, has long been a favorite topic for artists who can marvel at its complexity, diversity, and beauty. RAM Community Art Show: Creatures features works of art that show the viewer which creatures, beasts, pets, and animals evoke the artist’s true self. The exhibition showcases innovative artwork by RAM’s students, active volunteers, teachers, and staff, in addition to Racine Unified School District teachers and Racine Art Guild members.

Creatures features pets and other animals created by area families and art students on view side-by-side with well-known regional artists who teach or work at the museums. The exhibition of 131 pieces by 126 artists includes a wide range of media that reflects the stunning variety of different workshops and classes taught at RAM’s Wustum Museum.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Checklist (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Bayside: Amy Marks; Burlington: Sandra Nowicki; Caledonia: Veronica J. Gagliano, Nancy Neider; Franksville: David Gaura, Debra LaMeer; Kansasville: Judy Hibbard; Kenosha: Ian Garland, Candace Hoffman, Amy Lynn Ross, Paula Touhey, Greg Uttech, Chelsea Van Aken; Lake Bluff, IL: Julia Magnus, Ivy Niles; Lake Geneva: Sarah McConnell; Milwaukee: Kiefer Ledell, Amy McGuire, Ron McGuire, Valerie Pawlak; Mount Pleasant: Eileen Black, Sue Buhler-Maki, Susan Chiodo, Ron Dunnett, Cindy Flitsch, Samira Gdisis, Patricia Guttenberg, Karen Mathis, Luella Pias, Cherry Wardrip, Jim Wardrip, Nancy Wolf; Port Washington: Tessa Locklair; Racine: Marie Abbott, Jerrold Belland, Jack Blasko, Tricia Blasko, Jon Bolton, Karen Brittain, Karen Broman, Susan Buhler, Jill Castillo, Dominic Cibrario, Tom Coe, Deedee Dumont, Dorothy Dwyer, Mary Dwyer, Lisa Englander, John Falk, Patti Fallon, Wes Fallon, Elaine Gearheart, Pat Gilbert, Megan Goers, Nancy Greenebaum, Alexander Greiveldinger, Sharon Guest, Ann Henkes, Charlotte Horton, Peggy Juras, Suzanne Kadamian, Mary Koors, Mercedes Lopez, Tatianna Lopez, Alex Mandli, Rebecca McGowan, Penny McGuire, Sharon Mellberg, Jayne Miner, Janet Mrazek, Sr. Jaye Nelson, Bruce W. Pepich, Kate Peterson, Steven Pfeiffer, Mairead Quill, Ruth Quirke, Stephen Quirke, Lance Raichert, Linda Reeves, Bill Reid, Patty Roberson, Suzanne Schakelman, Barbara Schoeffel, Richard Smith, Doug Sorenson, Susan M. Sorenson, Arabella Steberl, Jean Sullivan, Allegra Sze, Ardath Trebra, Maggie White, Kelly Witte, Jan Wolff, Marc Wollman, Jennifer Zygmunt; Sturevant: Adrienne Shimada; Union Grove: Margaret Lininger, Olivia Voge; Waterford: Laura Gillespie; Wind Point: Gabriela Zieser, Lilian Zieser

RAM Community Art Show: Creatures

June 8 – August 11, 2018
Ruth Quirke
Royal Portrait, 2015
Color pencil
Photography: Jessica Zalewski

The votes are in! Guests viewing RAM Community Art Show: Creatures were invited to vote for their favorite piece of art. Winning by one vote, the audience favorite is Talulah Bear, created by Luella Pias.The lives of animals and humans are interwoven in many ways. The natural world, in all its variety, has long been a favorite topic for artists who can marvel at its complexity, diversity, and beauty. RAM Community Art Show: Creatures features works of art that show the viewer which creatures, beasts, pets, and animals evoke the artist’s true self. The exhibition showcases innovative artwork by RAM’s students, active volunteers, teachers, and staff, in addition to Racine Unified School District teachers and Racine Art Guild members.

Creatures features pets and other animals created by area families and art students on view side-by-side with well-known regional artists who teach or work at the museums. The exhibition of 131 pieces by 126 artists includes a wide range of media that reflects the stunning variety of different workshops and classes taught at RAM’s Wustum Museum.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Checklist (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Bayside: Amy Marks; Burlington: Sandra Nowicki; Caledonia: Veronica J. Gagliano, Nancy Neider; Franksville: David Gaura, Debra LaMeer; Kansasville: Judy Hibbard; Kenosha: Ian Garland, Candace Hoffman, Amy Lynn Ross, Paula Touhey, Greg Uttech, Chelsea Van Aken; Lake Bluff, IL: Julia Magnus, Ivy Niles; Lake Geneva: Sarah McConnell; Milwaukee: Kiefer Ledell, Amy McGuire, Ron McGuire, Valerie Pawlak; Mount Pleasant: Eileen Black, Sue Buhler-Maki, Susan Chiodo, Ron Dunnett, Cindy Flitsch, Samira Gdisis, Patricia Guttenberg, Karen Mathis, Luella Pias, Cherry Wardrip, Jim Wardrip, Nancy Wolf; Port Washington: Tessa Locklair; Racine: Marie Abbott, Jerrold Belland, Jack Blasko, Tricia Blasko, Jon Bolton, Karen Brittain, Karen Broman, Susan Buhler, Jill Castillo, Dominic Cibrario, Tom Coe, Deedee Dumont, Dorothy Dwyer, Mary Dwyer, Lisa Englander, John Falk, Patti Fallon, Wes Fallon, Elaine Gearheart, Pat Gilbert, Megan Goers, Nancy Greenebaum, Alexander Greiveldinger, Sharon Guest, Ann Henkes, Charlotte Horton, Peggy Juras, Suzanne Kadamian, Mary Koors, Mercedes Lopez, Tatianna Lopez, Alex Mandli, Rebecca McGowan, Penny McGuire, Sharon Mellberg, Jayne Miner, Janet Mrazek, Sr. Jaye Nelson, Bruce W. Pepich, Kate Peterson, Steven Pfeiffer, Mairead Quill, Ruth Quirke, Stephen Quirke, Lance Raichert, Linda Reeves, Bill Reid, Patty Roberson, Suzanne Schakelman, Barbara Schoeffel, Richard Smith, Doug Sorenson, Susan M. Sorenson, Arabella Steberl, Jean Sullivan, Allegra Sze, Ardath Trebra, Maggie White, Kelly Witte, Jan Wolff, Marc Wollman, Jennifer Zygmunt; Sturevant: Adrienne Shimada; Union Grove: Margaret Lininger, Olivia Voge; Waterford: Laura Gillespie; Wind Point: Gabriela Zieser, Lilian Zieser

Award Winners

Curator’s Choice Awards

Ron Dunnett, Thor the Thunder Beast

Amy McGuire, Zenith

Ruth Quirke, Royal Portrait

Community Choice Award Winner

Luella Pias, Talulah Bear

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
Art Bridges
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Baird
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsch Family
J. Jeffers & Co.
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Butcher & Barrel/Amos Los Tacos
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Tony and Andrea Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
The Prairie School
Georgiana Treivush
Twin Disc, Inc.
Deb and Will Walker

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